Person and Persona: The Creative Side of Self Portrait

Sara Lando | Photography - Confident Beginner

There’s a simple way to drastically improve your technical and storytelling skills as a portrait photographer, even if you don’t have access to an endless number of models: become the subject.

Self portraiture has always been a way to explore ideas and setups with total freedom, taking away the pressure of having expectations to live up to: you don’t need to read between the lines, you know when the subject is tired, uncomfortable or hates a particular shot. You also don’t need a release form.

Self portraiture can be an extremely valuable tool to practice new techniques before you turn your camera towards your subjects, but it can also be a creative path in itself.

It can be challenging, awkward, weird, and also extremely fun.

In this one-day workshop we will be talking in detail about the technical side of taking a self portrait: you'll learn how to focus on a subject that isn't in front of the camera, how to get a decent framing of someone who's not in the picture and most of all we'll talk about all the creative possibilities that being a one-man-band opens for you. We will talk about posing and lighting, but this will not be a lighting class.

We will also play around with masks to see how hiding our face and becoming a character for the photo can allow us to explore a creative concept more freely.

Let’s hide in plain sight together.

 

Type

One-day workshop 

Friday, February, 17 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

COST $375

This session is limited to 16 students only

You are familiar with aperture, shutter, ISO and understand how these work together to create a correct exposure.

You shoot in Aperture or Shutter Priority modes and can use the basic features on your digital camera confidently

You would like more opportunities to practise and consolidate what you already know and also to stretch yourself a little further both creatively and technically.

who should attend

You are familiar with aperture, shutter, ISO and understand how these work together to create a correct exposure.

You shoot in Aperture or Shutter Priority modes and can use the basic features on your digital camera confidently

You would like more opportunities to practise and consolidate what you already know and also to stretch yourself a little further both creatively and technically.

  • Your DSLR or Mirrorless camera with fully charged batteries
  • SD/CF cards
  • Lens with ranges 50-105mm
  • A tripod
What you should bring
  • Your DSLR or Mirrorless camera with fully charged batteries
  • SD/CF cards
  • Lens with ranges 50-105mm
  • A tripod
About the Instructor
Sara Lando

Sara Lando is an Italian photographer specialized in portrait, beauty and commercial photography…and playing with cardboard. Her work combines exquisite lighting, extreme creativity and experimental techniques, blurring the lines between photography and fine art. Whether she’s crafting her conceptual images into dioramas or creating memorable portraits using a simple backdrop and classic lighting, Sara’s strength is in photographing people. She shoots for major clients and teaches photography.

Friday, February, 17 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

COST $375

This session is limited to 16 students only

Workshop Location

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